October 29 2016 @ 12:00 PM ET
NCAA | Minnesota at Illinois

Minnesota

(5-2) (2-2)
Game Log

Illinois

(2-5) (1-3)
Game Log
Line: MIN -6
O/U: 52
Champaign, IL
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NCAA Team Rankings

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Minnesota Illinois
#35 Rush Off #64
#109 Pass Off #112
#83 Total Off #119
#57 Score Off #105
#10 Sks Allowed #43
#39 Rush Def #90
#59 Pass Def #52
#32 Total Def #70
#39 Score Def #71
#53 Sks By #53
#57 YPG Diff #107
+7 Total TO’s +7

Phil Steele's Rankings

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Offensive Averages

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Minnesota

Illinois

Conf. Overall Overall Conf.
45-201 45-212 Rushing Yards 32-174 33-186
4.5 4.7 Yards Per Carry 5.4 5.6
161 179 Passing Yards 169 129
50.9% 56.1% Completion Percentage 56.8% 50.7%
20 22 First Downs 15 13
4.6% 3.2% Sacks Allowed 7.4% 6.7%

Defensive Averages

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Minnesota

Illinois

Conf. Overall Overall Conf.
35-149 37-136 Rushing Yards 45-197 50-227
4.2 3.7 Yards Per Carry 4.4 4.6
215 221 Passing Yards 216 230
51.3% 53.9% Completion Percentage 65.4% 64.4%
19 19 First Downs 22 25
5.3% 6.6% Sacks Allowed 8.9% 3.4%

Position by Position Edge

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Team Leaders

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Minnesota Illinois
Passing Leaders
Mitch Leidner 97-167-1162-5-5 Wes Lunt 78-129-840-6-1
Conor Rhoda 8-16-88-1-0 Chayce Crouch 18-32-249-1-1
Rushing Leaders
Rodney Smith 133-701-5.3-8 Kendrick Foster 70-429-6.1-5
Shannon Brooks 81-413-5.1-4 Reggie Corbin 39-328-8.4-1
Receiving Leaders
Drew Wolitarsky 37-450-12.2-3 Malik Turner 33-513-15.5-4
Brian Smith 17-279-16.4-1 Justin Hardee 11-106-9.6-0

Last Five Years Meetings

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Year Team Rank Line Score FD Rushing Comp-Att-Yds TO’s
2015 IL - 47 23 28 35-154 34-48-279
MN - -5 32 16 32-255 15-26-88 2
2014 IL - 55.5 28 16 41-123 15-23-140
MN - -4 24 19 41-171 12-30-240 -2
2012 IL - 45.5 3 13 35-101 15-25-175
MN - -3 17 18 50-231 9-15-78 2
2011 IL - -10.5 7 11 32-82 15-27-78
MN - 43.5 27 19 53-248 7-15-85 1

Phil's Computer Projected Box Score

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Phil's Forecast

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Illinois Game Log

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Date Foe Foe Record Foe Conf. Record Score W/L
09/03/2016 Murray St 0-0 0-0 52-3 W
09/10/2016 North Carolina 0-1 0-0 48-23 L
09/17/2016 Western Michigan 2-0 0-0 10-34 L
10/01/2016 Nebraska 4-0 1-0 16-31 L
10/08/2016 Purdue 2-2 0-1 31-34 L
10/15/2016 Rutgers 2-4 0-3 24-7 W
10/22/2016 Michigan 6-0 3-0 8-41 L
10/29/2016 Minnesota 5-2 2-2 17-40 L
11/05/2016 Michigan State 2-6 0-5 31-27 W
11/12/2016 Wisconsin 7-2 4-2 3-48 L
11/19/2016 Iowa 6-4 4-3 0-28 L
11/26/2016 Northwestern 5-6 4-4 21-42 L

Phil Steele Opponent Ranking

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Offensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Murray St 52/3 21 40-287 7.2 16-24 228 2
North Carolina 48/23 15 36-182 5.1 17-35 127 2
Western Michigan 10/34 15 15-3 .2 29-42 312 4
Nebraska 16/31 12 21-124 5.9 14-23 146 1
Purdue 31/34 24 46-315 6.8 14-23 184 0
Rutgers 24/7 10 43-228 5.3 6-14 92 3
Michigan 8/41 6 23-77 3.3 4-15 95 1
Minnesota 17/40 17 34-89 2.6 16-34 156 2
Michigan State 31/27 14 24-164 6.8 13-29 140 0
Wisconsin 3/48 11 21-99 4.7 7-24 101 0
Iowa 0/28 10 24-61 2.5 19-41 137 2
Northwestern 21/42 21 40-287 7.2 228 2
Overall 15 32-174 5.4 56.8% 169 7.4%
Conf. 13 33-186 5.6 50.7% 129 6.7%
home 19 34-197 5.7 61.3% 213 6.5%

Defensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Murray St 52/3 13 26- -10 -.4 21-35 175 6
North Carolina 48/23 21 37-197 5.3 19-25 265 2
Western Michigan 10/34 20 54-287 5.3 9-13 150 5
Nebraska 16/31 23 49-203 4.1 16-23 220 0
Purdue 31/34 25 41-231 5.6 23-37 228 0
Rutgers 24/7 23 50-203 4.1 17-30 182 2
Michigan 8/41 29 59-270 4.6 20-28 291 2
Minnesota 17/40 15 48-171 3.6 10-19 112 2
Michigan State 31/27 28 43-175 4.1 29-47 315 2
Wisconsin 3/48 23 64-363 5.7 8-14 92 1
Iowa 0/28 16 49-262 5.3 9-17 80 0
Northwestern 21/42 13 26--10 -0.4 175 6
Overall 22 45-197 4.4 65.4% 216 8.9%
Conf. 25 50-227 4.6 64.4% 230 3.4%
home 20 40-176 4.5 65.5% 205 11.8%

Net Yards

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Team Yards FD TO's
Murray St 350 8 3
North Carolina -153 -6 0
Western Michigan -122 -5 -2
Nebraska -153 -11 2
Purdue 40 -1 1
Rutgers -65 -13 4
Michigan -389 -23 -1
Minnesota -38 2 -3
Michigan State -186 -14 1
Wisconsin -255 -12 -4
Iowa -144 -6 0
Northwestern 350 8 3
Overall -70.3 -7.3 1.0
Conf. -141.8 -12.0 1.5
home 28.8 -1.0 0.5

Minnesota Game Log

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Date Foe Foe Record Foe Conf. Record Score W/L
09/01/2016 Oregon State 0-0 0-0 30-23 W
09/10/2016 Indiana St 1-0 0-0 58-28 W
09/24/2016 Colorado State 2-1 0-0 31-24 W
10/01/2016 Penn State 2-2 0-1 26-29 L
10/08/2016 Iowa 3-2 1-1 7-14 L
10/15/2016 Maryland 4-1 1-1 31-10 W
10/22/2016 Rutgers 2-5 0-4 34-32 W
10/29/2016 Illinois 2-5 1-3 40-17 W
11/05/2016 Purdue 3-5 1-4 44-31 W
11/12/2016 Nebraska 7-2 4-2 17-24 L
11/19/2016 Northwestern 5-5 4-3 29-12 W
11/26/2016 Wisconsin 9-2 6-2 17-31 L

Phil Steele Opponent Rankings

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Team Score Off Def ST
Oregon State 30/23 #105 #115 #44
Indiana St 58/28
Colorado State 31/24 93 118 16
Penn State 26/29 #57 #48 #26
Iowa 7/14 #62 #38 #16
Maryland 31/10 #49 #50 #39
Rutgers 34/32 #104 #96 #103
Illinois 40/17 #56 #75 #83
Purdue 44/31 #90 #106 #59
Nebraska 17/24 #52 #26 #92
Northwestern 29/12 #53 #31 #93
Wisconsin 17/31 #66 #9 #83

Offensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Oregon State 30/23
Indiana St 58/28 31 44-292 6.6 21-32 301 0
Colorado State 31/24 21 45-243 5.4 16-20 174 1
Penn State 26/29 31 48-228 4.8 24-41 241 2
Iowa 7/14 13 29-102 3.5 13-33 166 2
Maryland 31/10 16 48-229 4.8 7-15 82 1
Rutgers 34/32 19 53-243 4.6 11-19 156 0
Illinois 40/17 15 48-171 3.6 10-19 112 2
Purdue 44/31 18 43-235 5.5 14-23 231 1
Nebraska 17/24 15 34-85 2.5 18-28 180 0
Northwestern 29/12 15 40-131 3.3 14-25 197 1
Wisconsin 17/31 18 38-128 3.4 9-26 158 5
Overall 22 45-212 4.7 56.1% 179 3.2%
Conf. 20 45-201 4.5 50.9% 161 4.6%
away 24 48-229 4.8 55.4% 162 5.4%

Defensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Oregon State 30/23
Indiana St 58/28 20 33-109 3.3 21-37 247 2
Colorado State 31/24 24 48-158 3.3 16-31 211 3
Penn State 26/29 19 28-136 4.9 19-42 335 0
Iowa 7/14 17 41-179 4.4 17-31 142 1
Maryland 31/10 16 36-130 3.6 18-37 161 3
Rutgers 34/32 22 36-150 4.2 23-40 222 4
Illinois 40/17 17 34-89 2.6 16-34 156 2
Purdue 44/31 19 28-23 .8 29-49 391 6
Nebraska 17/24 19 32-157 4.9 19-28 217 1
Northwestern 29/12 21 33-63 1.9 28-45 276 7
Wisconsin 17/31 19 47-210 4.5 13-22 152 1
Overall 19 37-136 3.7 53.9% 221 6.6%
Conf. 19 35-149 4.2 51.3% 215 5.3%
away 18 32-133 4.2 46.8% 248 3.8%

Net Yards

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Team Yards FD TO's
Oregon State
Indiana St 237 11 1
Colorado State 48 -3 1
Penn State -2 12 -1
Iowa -53 -4 0
Maryland 20 0 4
Rutgers 27 -3 1
Illinois 38 -2 3
Purdue 52 -1 2
Nebraska -109 -4 -1
Northwestern -11 -6 0
Wisconsin -76 -1 -3
Overall 34.3 2.3 1.0
Conf. -2.0 1.3 1.0
away 9.0 6.0 1.5

By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Passing Leaders
Oregon State
Indiana St
Colorado State
Penn State
Iowa Mitch Leidner 13-26-130-0-0
Maryland
Rutgers
Illinois
Purdue
Nebraska
Northwestern
Wisconsin

By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Rushing Leaders
Oregon State
Indiana St
Colorado State
Penn State
Iowa Rodney Smith 25-125-5.0-2
Maryland
Rutgers
Illinois
Purdue
Nebraska
Northwestern
Wisconsin

By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Receiving Leaders
Oregon State
Indiana St
Colorado State
Penn State
Iowa Drew Wolitarsky 4-53-13.3-0
Maryland
Rutgers
Illinois
Purdue
Nebraska
Northwestern
Wisconsin

Phil's Pick